Customizing the Dashboard

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About Dashboards and Gadgets

The JIRA Dashboards is the first screen you see when you log in to JIRA. It can be configured to display many different types of information, depending on your areas of interest.

If you are anywhere else in JIRA, you can access your JIRA Dashboards view by clicking Dashboards at the top of your screen.

The information boxes on the dashboard are called Gadgets:

You can easily customize your dashboard by choosing a different layout, adding more gadgets, dragging the gadgets into different positions, and changing the look of individual gadgets.

You can also create more pages for your dashboard, share your pages with other people and choose your favorites pages, as described in Managing Multiple Dashboard Pages. Each page can be configured independently, as per the instructions below.

Available Gadgets



Activity Stream Gadget

The Activity Stream gadget displays a summary of your recent activity.

Administration Gadget

The Administration (Guide for JIRA Administrators) gadget displays checklist of common administration tasks and links to administrative functions and documentation.

Assigned To Me Gadget

The Assigned To Me gadget displays all open issues in all projects assigned to the current user viewing the dashboard.

Average Age Gadget

The Average Age gadget displays a bar chart showing the average number of days that issues have been unresolved.

Bamboo Charts Gadget *

The Bamboo Charts gadget displays various charts and plan statistics from a particular Bamboo server.

Bamboo Plan Summary Chart Gadget *

The Bamboo Plan Summary gadget displays a graphical summary of a build plan.

Bamboo Plans Gadget *

The Bamboo Plans gadget displays a list of all plans on a Bamboo server, and each plan's current status.

Bugzilla ID Search Gadget

The Bugzilla ID Search gadget allows the user to search all JIRA issues for references to Bugzilla IDs.

Calendar Gadget *

The Issue Calendar gadget shows issues and versions in a calendar format based on their due date. Calendars can be based on an issue filter or on a project.

Clover Coverage Gadget *

The Clover Coverage gadget displays the Clover coverage of plans from a particular Bamboo server.

Created vs Resolved Gadget

The Created vs Resolved gadget displays a difference chart showing the issues created vs resolved over a given period.

Crucible Charts Gadget *

The Crucible Charts gadget displays various charts showing statistical summaries of code reviews.

Favorite Filters Gadget

The Favorite Filters gadget displays a list of all the issue filters that have currently been added by you as a favorite filter.

Filter Results Gadget

The Filter Results gadget displays the results of a specified issue filter.

FishEye Charts Gadget *

The FishEye Charts gadget displays two charts showing showing statistics about a given sourcecode repository.

FishEye Recent Changesets Gadget *

The FishEye Recent Changesets gadget displays a number of recent changesets from a FishEye repository.

In Progress Gadget

The In Progress gadget displays all issues that are currently in progress and assigned to the current user viewing the dashboard.

Introduction Gadget

The Introduction gadget displays a configurable introduction message on the dashboard.

Issue Statistics Gadget

The Issue Statistics gadget displays the collection of issues returned from a specified filter, broken down by a specified field.

Pie Chart Gadget

The Pie Chart gadget displays issues from a project or issue filter, grouped by a statistic type, in pie-chart format. The issues can be grouped by any statistic type (e.g. Status, Priority, Assignee, etc).

Projects Gadget

The Projects gadget provides information and various filters related to a specified project(s).

Quick Links Gadget

The Quick Links gadget displays a number of useful links to issues associated with the current user.

Recently Created Issues Gadget

The Recently Created Issues gadget displays a bar chart showing the rate at which issues are being created, as well as how many of those created issues are resolved.

Resolution Time Gadget

The Resolution Time gadget displays a bar chart showing the average resolution time (in days) of resolved issues.

Road Map Gadget

The Road Map gadget shows versions which are due for release within a specified period of time, and a summary of progress made towards completing the issues in those versions.

Text Gadget *

The Text gadget displays a configurable HTML text on the dashboard.

Time Since Issues Gadget

The Time Since Issues gadget displays a bar chart showing the number of issues that something has happened to within a given time period. The 'something has happened' is based on a date field that you choose, such as 'Created', 'Updated', 'Due', 'Resolved' or a custom field.

Two Dimensional Filter Statistics Gadget

The Two Dimensional Filter Statistics gadget displays statistical data based on a specified filter in a configurable table format.

Voted Gadget

The Voted Issues gadget shows issues for which you have voted.

Watched Gadget

The Watched Issues gadget shows issues which you are watching.

(info) See the big list of all Atlassian gadgets for more ideas.

* This gadget will only be available if it has been installed by your JIRA administrator.

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Creating a Dashboard

The dashboard that you see when you first start using JIRA is a "default" dashboard that has been configured by your JIRA administrator. You cannot edit the default dashboard; but you can easily create your own dashboard, which you can then customize as you wish.

To create your own dashboard:

  1. At the top right of the Dashboard, click the 'Tools' menu.
  2. Select either 'Create Dashboard' to create a blank dashboard, or 'Copy Dashboard' to create a copy of the dashboard you are currently viewing.

You can now customize your dashboard as follows:

If you are using multiple dashboard pages, you can only configure dashboard pages that you own.

Choosing a Dashboard Layout

To choose a different layout for your dashboard page (e.g. three columns instead of two):

  1. At the top right of the Dashboard, click the 'Edit Layout' link. A selection of layouts will be displayed:
  2. Click your preferred layout.

Adding a Gadget

  1. At the top right of the Dashboard, click the 'Add Gadget' link.
  2. A selection of gadgets will be displayed:

    (tick) Select a category on the left to restrict the list of gadgets on the right to that category.
  3. Click the 'Add it now' button beneath your chosen gadget.
  4. Click the 'Finished' button to return to your Dashboard.
  5. If the gadget you have selected requires configuration, you will be presented with the gadget's configuration page. Configure appropriately and click 'Save'.

Moving a Gadget

To move a gadget to a different position on your dashboard:

  • Click the gadget and drag it into its new position.

Removing a Gadget

To remove a gadget from your dashboard:

  1. Hold your mouse over the top right corner of the gadget, until a down-arrow appears.
  2. Click the down-arrow to display the following menu:
  3. Click 'Delete'.

Displaying a Dashboard as a Wallboard

The big list of Atlassian gadgets

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18 Archived comments

  1. User avatar


    Does anyone know how I would build a release mgmt dashbrd that would show which JIRA items have or have not been deployed to a environments (dev, qa, preprod, prod)?

    18 Feb 2013
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    how can i let my team update section of the dashboard

    10 May 2013
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    Sathish reddy

    Can i create dash board by issue type .

    13 May 2013
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    We have multiple dashboards and they are all showing on left side currently. This is taking up some of the space available for dashboard. Is there anyway we can show these dashboard names on top - horizontally? Thanks.

    21 May 2013
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    Tyler Berard

    Is there a way I can add a text box to dashboards? I want to include things like sprint goals, out of office dates...etc in a small section on each of my squad's dashboards. I have an OnDemand version of Confluence and JIRA which, according to my research, rules out the Confluence gadget as an option. Thanks.

    06 Jun 2013
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      Susan Griffin [Atlassian]

      As long as your JIRA Admin has enabled it, you should be able to use the Text Gadget: Adding the Text Gadget.

      It is disabled by default because it is a potential security risk, as it can contain arbitrary HTML which could potentially make your JIRA system vulnerable to XSS attacks.

      07 Jun 2013
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        Tyler Berard

        Hi Susan,

        This from my System Admin:


        When I get there, Text is greyed out.  When I try to click on it, I get "Module cannot be modified". Probably this is an Atlassian OnDemand thing, did you mention that we are using OnDemand in your support ticket?

        11 Jun 2013
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          Susan Griffin [Atlassian]

          Hi Tyler, the instructions that I linked to (above) are for JIRA On Demand, so theoretically, this option is available. If you are seeing an error message that tells you the module cannot be modified, your best bet is to contact JIRA Support:

          11 Jun 2013
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    Can I change the caption of a widget?

    25 Jun 2013
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    I am unable to move or delete an existing Watched issues gadget. I am owner of the dashboard and can modify the gadget parameter via the edit pulldown option. I can also expand/minimize and change the border color. When I attempt to move the gadget, the screen refreshes with dotted sections of the dashboard indicating open areas but the gadget does not move when selected. Likewise when selecting the delete pull down option, the gadget remains on the dashboard. What am I doing wrong?

    25 Jun 2013
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    Is there anyway to change the layout of the dashboard to anything other than the default options?

    10 Jul 2013
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    Sébastien Mosser

    Is there anyway to create a "dashboard template", that one can apply to a given project? My use case is simple: I'm teaching software engineering classes, and I have dozens of projects to supervise and monitor for teaching purposes. Thus, I'd like to create a supervision dashboard template, and instantiate it for each of my projects. Something like the "Project creator" plugin, but for dashboards. Any hints? Maybe using the CLI? 

    28 Aug 2013
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    I'm trying to change the font size of the 'Greenhopper classic task board' gadget in one of my dashboards.

    The columns title fonts are just huge!

    Can someone please help?

    09 Sep 2013
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      Check to make sure you don't have a font on your announcements that is not properly terminated.  This can affect the way your greenhopper/agile plugin renders text. 

      30 Dec 2013
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        Nagy Orsolya

        You can add image attachments directly from your computer's clipboard to JIRA Capture. This allows enormous flexibility in the process of quick issue creation, and provides a fast integration with native operating system screenshot-to-clipboard tools – great for teams using JIRA Capture for non-browser applications.

        Simply copy a screenshot to the clipboard using your chosen method (e.g. Cmd+Shift+Ctrl+4 for Mac OS X, or Alt+Prt Sc for Windows), then press the "Paste" button in JIRA Capture to add the attachment. This works with any image data in the clipboard (such as the "Copy Image" context menu option in a lot of browsers),,!

        16 Nov 2014
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    Nagy Orsolya

    Azt is hozzá mellékleteket az olyan kérdés, amely már létezik a JIRA. Ehhez egyszerűen kattintson a "Meglévő ..." gomb, amely megadja a lehetőséget, hogy válasszon egy kérdés. Az utolsó kérdés, dolgozott együtt a JIRA Capture lesz automatikusan az alapértelmezett beállítás. Bármi, ami lehet csatolni egy kérdés alatt forgó alkotás is hozzá kell adni egy létező probléma - *****

    16 Nov 2014
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    Nagy Orsolya

    "JIRA Capture URL" ~ "2990 / jira / secure /""JIRA Capture Operating System" ~ "Windows""Tesztelés Status" = "Nem Started" és a "Test Session (ek)" nem üres-**********,,

    16 Nov 2014
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    tejas surve

    Hi Team, I created a dashboard and customized it. I also installed Wallboard plugin to see further.

    How can I check how many dashboards are created on a instance of JIRA? Can I run any MySQL query with which we can get the number?

    20 Feb 2015
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